I've been a happy customer of BlueHost for almost 20 years now. I've hosted several sites on there when I was okay spending my waking hours maintaining and tweaking every little thing. But now, I realized I REALLY don't want to worry about deploying my own Wordpress site, finding a theme, keeping it up to date etc, handling comment spam, etc etc etc.
I still wanted the Medium-esque writing experience, which lead me to look at a couple of alternatives.
Ghost provides all the same writing capabilities, but also makes memberships and growing an online presence/community so much easier. So...even though I don't expect to be writing hundreds of articles, and earning thousands of extra dollars on the side from views, this still seemed like the right choice (just in case).
Ghost provides a comparison to Medium, which helped seal the deal.
So now, I will write first on this site (techupover.com) and syndicate it to Medium (or anywhere else i discover along the way). I'll be able to share links to my content with friends without a paywall (yes, I know medium provides a friend link).